U.S. Supreme Court reverses high-profile decision by Sonia Sotomayor

In a 5 to 4 vote today, the United States Supreme Court narrowly ruled in favor of white firefighters in New Haven, Connecticut, who said they were denied promotions because of their race. The decision reverses a decision by Judge Sonia Sotomayor and others that has come to play a large role in the consideration of her nomination for the high court. The Washington Post reports.

An overwhelming majority of every ethnic and gender demographic — 71 percent — in a recent poll of Americans oppose the position that Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor took on the affirmative action case.

In the case, Ricci v. DeStefano, Sotomayor sided with the city of New Haven, which threw out the results of a test used to promote firefighters when no blacks achieved a score high enough to merit promotion. Watch this brief video regarding the firefighter’s reverse discrimination suit.

6 Responses to U.S. Supreme Court reverses high-profile decision by Sonia Sotomayor

  1. Doug Johnson says:

    If Sonia Sotomayor was a member of this court, the decision would have gone the other way.

  2. Steve says:

    That Sean Hannity video included here is much appreciated! Very good!!

  3. Doc says:

    That’s absolutely correct. With a 5 to 4 vote. Just like last years “Heller v D.C.” The scary thing here is that both of these descions, while Constitutionally correct, were just that…a 5 to 4 vote. How could they NOT BE a unanimous vote?

  4. Kara Leighton says:

    Discrimination is never good, even when the ones being discriminated against are White as in the case of the New Haven firefighters.

    Give it another few years. All indications are that Whites will be a definite minority in this country by 2050. How many of you think there will be affirmative action programs for the White minority — your children’s grandchildren — instituted by the Black or Brown majorities? It will NEVER happen. Judge Sotomayor will do her best to ensure that.

  5. Sherriaz says:

    There will never be affirmative action programs for white kids. What there may be is payback, which is part and parcel of the Reconquista agenda and groups like the Black Panthers and the Nation of Islam. The Black Panthers were already intimidating white voters on election day. This will probably get worse.

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